Guidance Software hosted another amazing Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC). This was my fifth CEIC and I believe the best I have attended.
My personal favorite conferences are CEIC and the Paraben Forensic Innovation Conferencec. For those interested in the interaction between data collection to e-Discovery, both are must attend events.
CEIC had an active e-discovery track, adding sessions with electronic evidence statesmen such as Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and Browning Marean, Esq. Both were first time attendees and offered excellent content.
I enjoyed the e-Discovery Caselaw Update and Best Practices seminar. The message highlighted the lessons learned from major litigation hold cases from this year. I was particularly interested in the discussion over cloud computing. There is a collision with IT and Records Managers who want to push storage of data up to a cloud. This short term cost savings can be ripped apart with complex preservation and collection costs. Any such decisions for storing data in the “Cloud” should not be made in a vacuum without considering litigation costs.
D4 and kCura hosted a social hour where kCura Relativity 6.0 was showcased. The event was well attended and the newest version of Relativity has impressive analytical tools. Thanks to Paraben, D4 & kCura built a Relativity database with text messages. Relativity 6.0 demonstrated how electronically stored information is beyond simple email messages or Excel files with text messages telling a story attorneys would need to weave together in review.
I presented on “Textual Relations,” a seminar on text message litigation. I enjoyed being able to discuss some of the newest caselaw on texting with attendees in law enforcement, IT and legal.
I congratulate Guidance Software on another great conference. I look forward to CEIC 2011 in Orlando.
I am a D4 employee. Guidance, kCura and Paraben are partners with D4.